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Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:55 pm
by Point Given
Nero (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: December 14, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/62

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:34 pm
by middleground
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The 2nd at Aqueduct today, a 1 1/8-mile MSW on the dirt, was full of well-bred and expensive two-year-olds. The winner was Biblical, a Pletcher-trained, $800,000, Tapit/Storm Dixie grey. But it was the 2nd-place horse, the $2 million, Pletcher-trained Marconi who caught my eye.
He's a son of Tapit and Ponche de Leona, which makes him a half to Mucho Macho Man. The tall grey missed the break and trailed the field by many lengths. But he had nine furlongs to work with and he caught the field, steadily passing horses. He went into the home turn really wide and wandered into the middle of the track, but still managed to gain on the leader. Only lost to Biblical, who had a good trip, by what looked like a couple of lengths.
Both Tapits look like they have promise, but I can understand why Todd debuted Marconi at nine furlongs. Once he gets past his wandering-all-over-the-place greenness, this is a colt who looks like he will relish classic distances.


Marconi broke his maiden today very easily; runner-up Lonely Weekend (Tiznow) should also improve.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-12-15-17

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:53 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Thanks for the update. I was gone all day and missed my daytime dose of TVG. :P :D

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:51 am
by PJMIII
Papa Caballero (2-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: December 16, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 11/20


Choo Choo (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: December 16, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 30/60

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:03 am
by PJMIII
Wentz (2-Year-Old Colt
Date: December 17, 2017
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:21 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/9

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:39 pm
by bare it all
Point Given wrote:Nero (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: December 14, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/62


How is this name in use when it's so close to ill-fated Nehro?

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:50 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Maybe because Nehro died four years ago, without any offspring?

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:04 pm
by Point Given
Zulfikhar (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: December 18, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/77

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:18 am
by tcw
Anyone have an update on St Patricks Day? There hasn't been a published work in quite some time...

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:38 am
by PJMIII
Firenze Fire (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: December 18, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:65 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 7/18